This may come as surprise to some, but Street Fighter V has revived fighting games. There was so much hype around the game's release in February, and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
The developers stripped the series to its core and rebuilt the game with eSports in mind. It's still the same Street Fighter that fans love, but SF5 is easier to learn and more accessible to new players. Also, Capcom increased their tournament earnings to $500,000 in 2016, which will help grow their competitive scene.
That wraps up our list for games that could become big eSports in 2016. Each game looks great so far so it should be interesting to see who comes out on top this year. Let us know in the comments section which of the games you plan on playing, or of any game you think could be on this list.